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Africa Blockchain Conference 2018 • May 23-24, 2018

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Texas Securities Board Cracks Down on Two Alleged Crypto Scams

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Finance, News, Regulation

Texas Securities Board Cracks Down on Two Alleged Crypto Scams

Another day, another scam. That is, unfortunately, the reality of the current state of the cryptocurrency industry where the pseudonymity of bitcoin and most other digital currencies provides an alluring feature for scammers to operate. Authorities around the world, however, have started to crack down on cryptocurrency scams to put a dent into this unfortunate trend. One regulatory authority that…

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South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges on the Verge of Self Regulation

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News, Regulation

South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges on the Verge of Self Regulation

After months of heightened FUD in the entire crypto ecosystem, the market is gradually picking up speed as a vast array of nations has started creating proper regulatory frameworks for the blockchain-based digital assets industry. The Korean Blockchain Association, a reputable body in the South Korean cryptocurrency space, has proposed a self-regulatory system that would greatly ‘sanitize’ the virtual currency…

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Bermuda Prepares Regulation for Blossoming Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News, Regulation

Bermuda Prepares Regulation for Blossoming Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

At a time when the ‘big nations’ are busy dragging their feet concerning the favorable regulation of the virtual currency industry, Bermuda, the self-governing British overseas territory island nation is putting the finishing touches to its crypto regulation plans. Bermuda’s Regulatory Body Seeks Feedback The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) is seeking the opinion of residents concerning the anti-money laundering law…

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Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Approaches SEC for Regulated License

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Finance, News, Regulation

Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Approaches SEC for Regulated License

According to a Wall Street Journal report, U.S. cryptocurrency business Coinbase has approached regulators to get registered as a licensed brokerage. Such a move will allow the exchange to conduct its business in compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which considers cryptocurrencies to be “securities.” If executed right, the regulated exchange would be able to provide several other…

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Everything You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency Regulations

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Everything You Need to Know About Cryptocurrency Regulations

Cryptocurrencies were a tough pill to digest even before the governments got involved. Now, the policymakers all over the world are trying to take control of the digital currency. Right from exchanges to ICOs, keeping track of what’s legal has become just as daunting as figuring out which new-fangled token might turn into next big thing. Owing to the lack…

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Coincheck Hack: The Best Thing that has Happened to XEM Traders

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Coincheck Hack: The Best Thing that has Happened to XEM Traders

There might be a silver lining looming for victims of the Japanese Coincheck heist. For many, getting robbed might ultimately prove to be a blessing in disguise. Looking at a reimbursement of around $440 million Coincheck’s COO Yusuke Otsuka said on Thursday, March 8, 2018, that the hacked users would be compensated for the heist of January 26, 2018. Regulators…

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What Do the New SEC Regulations Mean for Cryptocurrency?

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What Do the New SEC Regulations Mean for Cryptocurrency?

So, recently the SEC decided to post a new statement on March 7, 2018, regarding the operation of cryptocurrency ‘exchanges’ like Bittrex, Binance, and others (they weren’t named specifically). Below, is an excerpt of the statement that was released on their website: The title itself is ominous enough by proclaiming certain platforms, “Potentially unlawful.” This, in addition to the fact,…

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Punishing Cryptocurrency Scams and Pump and Dump Groups: A Game Theoretical Analysis

Category: Commentary, Finance, News, Regulation

Punishing Cryptocurrency Scams and Pump and Dump Groups: A Game Theoretical Analysis

Recently, the CFTC has put out a document regarding pump and dump groups, stating that any whistleblowers that come forward and their testimony leads to monetary sanctions of $1 million or more will receive a reward of ten to 30 percent. In this article, we examine the rationale behind the policy and why it could lead to more harm than…

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Supreme Court Sides With Bitcoin Broker in Israeli Bank Dispute

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Supreme Court Sides With Bitcoin Broker in Israeli Bank Dispute

Upon appeal, the Israeli Supreme Court has rejected the closure of Bits of Gold’s banking facilities at Leumi bank, Tel Aviv. The Israeli cryptocurrency brokerage’s appeal followed a previous ruling against it that has now been set aside by the higher court. As Israel and many other countries struggle with the accelerated phenomenon of virtual currencies, Leumi Bank recently made…

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